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Old 02-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #91
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Hope you don't mind that I'm sharing the first...

I am so psyched! I'm getting one for each of my sons.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #92
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Yeah. That's totally cool. I mean to have my wife take some semi-pro shots of it, but got it boxed up before she had a chance.

I bet we'll get some pictures during the sheathmaking process too.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #93
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Pics from BigV? Ya think????? lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #94
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Just maybe. But I'm thinking since it'll involve sharp implements it's pretty much a given. If he had to hang from a chandelier and use power tools there'd be no question.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #95
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Where the hell is he anyway?
That must be some interview he's having.
He knows we have knives and shit to talk about too.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:07 PM   #96
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Just maybe. But I'm thinking since it'll involve sharp implements it's pretty much a given. If he had to hang from a chandelier and use power tools there'd be no question.
someone make a spot for this boy in the hall of fame. That there is some dry humor.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #97
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American tradition...
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #98
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Edward Knifehands!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #99
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He couldn't zip his fly without injuring himself.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #100
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Several of those look like Randall Made Knives. They started making knives before WWII. Now they are highly prized collectors items.

http://www.randallknives.com/
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #101
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Time for some Guy Clark

Randall Knife


My father had a Randall knife
My mother gave it to him
When he went off to WWII
To save us all from ruin
If you've ever held a Randall knife
Then you know my father well
If a better blade was ever made
It was probably forged in hell

My father was a good man
A lawyer by his trade
And only once did I ever see
Him misuse the blade
It almost cut his thumb off
When he took it for a tool
The knife was made for darker things
And you could not bend the rules

He let me take it camping once
On a Boy Scout jamboree
And I broke a half an inch off
Trying to stick it in a tree
I hid it from him for a while
But the knife and he were one
He put it in his bottom drawer
Without a hard word one

There it slept and there it stayed
For twenty some odd years
Sort of like Excalibur
Except waiting for a tear

My father died when I was forty
And I couldn't find a way to cry
Not because I didn't love him
Not because he didn't try
I'd cried for every lesser thing
Whiskey, pain and beauty
But he deserved a better tear
And I was not quite ready

So we took his ashed out to sea
And poured `em off the stern
And threw the roses in the wake
Of everything we'd learned
When we got back to the house
They asked me what I wanted
Not the lawbooks not the watch
I need the things he's haunted

My hand burned for the Randall knife
There in the bottom drawer
And I found a tear for my father's life
And all that it stood for
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #102
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Found a couple of versions of the song on youtube. Very touching.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #103
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Several of those look like Randall Made Knives. They started making knives before WWII. Now they are highly prized collectors items.
I thought he looked pretty proud, and I think he represents the egalitarian quality of knife collecting. A guy doesn't have to buy the Purdey shotgun of knives, to collect. Every price level can be a collection, and the knives that you make, are always a goal.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #104
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I thought he looked pretty proud, and I think he represents the egalitarian quality of knife collecting. A guy doesn't have to buy the Purdey shotgun of knives, to collect.
Exactly. Randall Knives aren't fancy. They are special because of sentiment (Pops tells stories about how he killed a dozen Nazis with his!) and utility, not fancy engraving, wood or whatever.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:33 PM   #105
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Exactly. Randall Knives aren't fancy. They are special because of sentiment (Pops tells stories about how he killed a dozen Nazis with his!) and utility, not fancy engraving, wood or whatever.
Is your Pops' name Bud, by any chance?
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